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Keeping your stainless steel sparkling and streak free can be a challenge. This guide is about cleaning stainless steel appliances.

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
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November 1, 2015 Flag
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Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbsp baking soda, and 1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide. Add 4-6 cups hot water. Use a clean cloth. Dip cloth in solution and wring out, leaving cloth a little sloppy. Wipe down stainless steel with cloth. Allow to sit a minute. Wipe down with a dry cloth. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth. Very shiny! This solution also works to mop linoleum and tile floors and to clean the bathroom!

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    September 6, 2012 Flag
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    Use Windex and coffee filters. The fibers in the coffee filters help get handprints and other things off stainless steel much better than a paper towel and dries clean without leaving smudges.

    By Debbie N from Tacoma, WA

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    May 5, 2009 Flag
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    For 3 years I have been struggling to keep my stainless steel appliances clean. They always have drip marks and finger prints on them. Finally, I found the perfect solution and it is something almost everyone has in their home.

    First clean the surface with warm soapy water and rinse. Yes, I know, you're going to see a lot of streaks. But, then spray WD-40 on a soft, lint-free cloth (I used an old t-shirt) and wipe over the stainless steel surface. Just a tiny bit will do it.

    A very thin layer of WD-40 will really shine your appliances up and keep them smudge free for a long time. If finger prints or smudges do show up, just a dry soft cloth will erase them instantly. What a time saver this has been! Try it for yourself.

    Source: I found this tip online after a very frustrating, and unsuccessful cleaning attempt.

    By antiquefreeque from WI

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    March 14, 2016 Flag
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    The best way to clean stainless steel refrigerator doors and silver jewelry is toothpaste! Any brand will do, but it has to be the white paste. Use just a little, then wipe clean with Windex.

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    January 17, 2016 Flag
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    I never removed the blue film from the front of my new stainless steel dishwasher. I was trying to keep it clean! I started to remove it today and it has glued itself to the stainless steel. I am very slowly pulling little pieces away, but this might take weeks.
    Has this happened to anyone else? How might you proceed to remove the blue film without scratching or ruining the stainless front panel? Advice welcome.

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      June 3, 20160 found this helpful

      Hair dryer!!!

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      June 10, 2009 Flag
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      After cleaning your stainless steel, smear on some baby oil with a dry cloth. The stains will be easier to remove in future.

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      July 12, 2011 Flag
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      I am wanting to find a way to clean the top and outside of my stainless steel gas stove. I have tried soapy water like the instructions say or just a wet wash cloth, but it always leaves water spots or smudges. Please help me. Thanks.

      By Alecia

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      July 18, 20110 found this helpful

      We have a stainless steel elevator in this building. We use baby oil on a t-shirt rag to wipe down the walls, it doesn't leave any streaks.

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      March 26, 2015 Flag
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      We recently had a house fire and my stainless steel back splash and vent-a-hood have a dull, film on them. The cleaning people used industrial cleaner and stainless steel cleaner and it's still dull with no shine. I have recleaned both myself to no avail. Any suggestions on how to get this cleaned would be appreciated. Thanks.

      By Jules J

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      March 28, 20150 found this helpful

      I clean my stainless steel with isopropil alcohol and it works great!

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      May 11, 2012 Flag
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      An easy way to clean and polish stainless steel appliances is with vegetable oil and a rag. Dampen the rag with some vegetable oil, wipe down the appliance and it will shine like new.

      Polishing stainless steel with vegetable oil.

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      March 10, 2013 Flag
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      Can anyone help on how to clean fingerprints off of a stainless steal appliance?

      By Janet K.

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      March 5, 20160 found this helpful

      One way that I notice works is to wipe it with a little furniture polish (any brand seems to do) and a microfiber cloth.

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      April 21, 2009 Flag
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      To clean smudge marks off stainless steel appliances, make a paste of baking soda and water. Rub over the spots. Then wipe the appliance down with plain water, and dry.

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      December 6, 2013 Flag
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      What is the best way to clean around burners on a stainless gas range?

      By Carol

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      March 26, 20140 found this helpful

      You can use vinegar solution for it. Just take normal hot water and mix 1/4 vinegar solution in it than pour it on dirt place and wipe with soft cloth.

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      March 18, 2005 Flag
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      Instead of spending money on high priced cleaners, to clean stainless steel appliances. Use plan old alcohol.

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      April 8, 2011 Flag
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      I have a lot of buildup of stainless steel appliance cleaner. My frig doors are all smudged with build up. If I use the stainless cleaning pads I bought at the store, it looks good for a few hours, then it gets even more smudged with build up. Can anyone help me? I'm at my wits end!

      By Julie from Medford, NJ

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      April 11, 20110 found this helpful

      Use eazy off oven cleaner on stainless steel. All grease will lift off.

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      June 2, 2012 Flag
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      I work for a cleaning company and we use Elco stainless steel cleaner. A lot of our stainless steel fridges, dishwashers, and ovens are getting a greasy (sticky like) buildup. When we try to buff out smudges, it only gets worse. We do not know what to do? We need help getting the residue buildup off and then what would be good to use? Please help.

      By Cricket

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      June 2, 20120 found this helpful

      A good grease remover is Lestoil (good luck, finding that in your grocery store nowadays). Another is ammonia. If you can get commercial grade it is more cost effective and it lasts much longer because it is so strong. Be careful with it; the fumes are overwhelming, and you should dilute it. Be sure the windows are open while you use it. And wear protective gloves, with either of these.

      Also, don't use synthetic cloth to clean the stainless steel with either of these products. Use only clean cotton material that has NOT been rinsed with fabric softener. Or use paper towels (but that is so UN-Thrifty).

      Your stainless steel will gleam after a wash down with either of these.

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      September 13, 2010 Flag
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      A harsh cleaner was used on some stainless steel appliances. It looks like it stripped away the surface. I am not sure if it was a clearcoat of some type. Please help! How can I restore the luster and shine to the front of the appliances?
      Thanks.

      By Kim from Sacramento, CA

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      September 21, 20100 found this helpful

      My mother splashed Drano on her stainless steel coffee maker and it has left a terrible stain. I don't think that this can be polished off. What was the harsh cleaner that was used on your appliances? That might make a difference. If you find out how to bring back the shine to your appliances, perhaps I could do the same for the coffeemaker.

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      April 22, 2010 Flag
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      Is it safe to use vinegar to clean hard water stains in a washing machine with a stainless steel tub? If so, do I use full strength or dilute?

      By JJ from The Woodlands, TX

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      April 23, 20100 found this helpful

      Vinegar should do the trick. If vinegar doesn't harm your hands, it is not going to harm the stainless steel. It should dissolve the hard water stains.

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      February 18, 2013 Flag
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      We have a smallish kitchen and stainless appliances. I've found my best solution is to use Awesome (at most dollar stores). I spray it, one door at a time, and use old towels or t-shirts to get some scrubbing ability.

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      April 8, 2011 Flag
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      To clean stainless steel appliances use an after-shower spray, which are basically highly softened water. Spray and wipe with microfiber cloth or paper towels. No streaking! I tried at least seven other cleaners before hitting upon this inexpensive method.

      By digby from PA

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      August 9, 2010 Flag
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      Just when your kitchen's stainless steel appliances seem doomed to be forever smudged and streaked, here comes Mr Stainless Shine to the rescue. My personal 5 step clean and shine method will make even the worst stainless look new again.

      Step 1: Aquire a "Mr Clean, Magic Eraser " cleaning pad. Pour rubbing alcohol onto pad. GENTLY rub cleaning pad with the grain of the surface until all of the drip marks and finger prints are gone. Let air dry. Dispose of cleaning pad properly.

      Step 2: With a micro-fiber cloth, wipe entire surface with clean hot water to remove all residues. Dry with a second dry micro-fiber cloth.

      Step 3: Using a third micro-fiber cloth, pour baby oil onto the cloth and rub with the grain. Cover entire surface. When done, you may find that the oil is heavy in some spots and thin in other spots. Just try pushing a little harder while buffing with the grain till the surface looks evenly distributed.

      Step 4: Using yet another micro-fiber cloth,fresh and clean and free of anything, buff the surface until it shines like BRAND NEW.

      Step 5: Once done,for maintained, you may have to wipe surface with a clean micro-fiber cloth to occasionally redistribute oil and high gloss shine.

      Disclaimer: As with all new cleaning techniques, please try this method in an inconspicuous spot that will not be seen if it does not work as described.

      Thanks and good luck with that pesky stainless steel that's no longer pesky.

      By Mr Stainless Shine from Pittsburgh, Pa.

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      Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

      Every week I put a little mineral oil on a soft dish cloth that I use just for that purpose, and shine away. I've never had to use anything else, and family members as well as two contracters I've hired, now use it to polish up stainless steel they use. (11/12/2009)

      By Jron7667

      Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

      Are you kidding me? who has time for the 5 steps? Really, just use Lemon Oil! I have all SS appliances and all I do is put some Lemon Oil on a micro fiber cloth, and clean as I would anything else! I always have friends telling me how great my kitchen appliances look! (11/21/2009)

      By Super clean freak

      Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

      You have GOT to be kidding "Mr. Stainless Shine"! I will try the other suggestions on here though. As I said on another posting here "Avoid Buying Stainless Steel appliances". NEVER AGAIN!(05/08/2010)

      By SophiaMia

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